SOM Designs a New Public Health Laboratory
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) recently unveiled their design for the New York City Public Health Laboratory. The building was established in 1892 but will now turn into a three-story podium with an administrative floor and a green roof. The laboratories will feature a structural diagrid, paired with a glass and metal cladding. The design will incorporate a training lab and an auditorium which will be available to the local community. The facility was one of the first to perform Covid testing in New York and will now be a space containing advanced facilities to focus on areas such as microbiology and immunology.
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